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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1640
AUTHOR: Daniel O’Connell (1775–1847)
QUOTATION: Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong.
ATTRIBUTION: Attributed to DANIEL O’CONNELL.—Wendell Phillips, speech on the 100th anniversary of O’Connell’s birth, August 6, 1875, Speeches, Lectures, and Letters, 2d series, p. 398 (1891). Unverified.
SUBJECTS: Right and wrong